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    March 30th, 2017

    Singles Charity Ball - Largest San Francisco Singles Party of the Year!

    Start Date: Saturday 5/13/2017 — End Date: Saturday 5/13/2017
    Admission:20-30

    Meet new single friends who care about others. The annual Singles Charity Ball at Union Square’s most spectacular hotel always attracts a huge crowd! Over 400 singles attended last year’s Ball. 100% of your tax-deductible donation of $20/advance (by May 12) or $30/door goes to The Seva Foundation to restore sight to the blind, at an average cost of only $50 per eye surgery. Dance to the greatest songs of all time (including today’s current hits). Please dress in your finest! Adults of all ages welcome. Saturday, May 13, 2017, 8pm-Midnight.

    CO-SPONSORED by dozens of major singles organizations and meetups in the Bay Area, including Society of Single Professionals, Single Professionals Internet Network (SPiN), Social Singles, Single n’ Professional, Bay Area Singles, 40+ Singles, Bay Area Events, Beyond 40, Cougar Events, International Association of Dating Websites, Social Fun, Golddigger Events, Lifestyle Parties, 50 Plus Connects, Cougar Meetup, and many more…

    LOCATION: Westin St Francis Hotel on Union Square, California Ballroom, 2nd Floor, 335 Powell St, between Geary & Post, San Francisco CA 94102. Conveniently located near BART (Powell Station) and MUNI. Low-cost parking available at Ellis/OFarrell Garage.

    DISCOUNT & more parties at www.thepartyhotline.com.

    Location: 335 Powell St San Francisco, CA

    Contact: Rich Gosse rich@richgosse.com
    URL: http://www.thepartyhotline.com

    East Bay Singles Convention

    March 30th, 2017

    East Bay Singles Convention

    Start Date: Saturday 4/15/2017 — End Date: Saturday 4/15/2017
    Admission:15-20

    EAST BAY SINGLES CONVENTION
    The elegant Georgian Ballroom, with panoramic views of the San Francisco skyline, Berkeley Hills, and crystal ocean waters, is the perfect venue for meeting someone special. We have a capacity of 500 at our largest annual East Bay event. $15/advance (by April 14) or $20/door. Dress in your finest! Adults of all ages welcome. Saturday, April 15, 2017.

    7:30pm – Entertaining Keynote Address with Ilene Dillon, “The Emotional Pro,” Host of Full Power Living Radio Show.

    9pm – Midnight – DANCE to your favorite hits.

    LOCATION: HS Lordships, Berkeley Marina, 199 Seawall Drive, Berkeley CA. From Hwy 80 take University exit towards the Marina; left on Seawall. Free parking! Dinner available at additional cost.

    CO-SPONSORED by The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization; and by several singles meetups.

    DISCOUNTS & more parties at www.thepartyhotline.com.

    Location: 199 Seawall Drive Berkeley CA

    Contact: Rich Gosse rich@richgosse.com
    URL: http://www.thepartyhotline.com

    Fifth Sunday in Lent

    March 29th, 2017

    Fifth Sunday in Lent

    Start Date: Sunday 4/2/2017 — End Date: Sunday 4/2/2017
    Admission:0.00

    Sunday, April 2, 10 am
    East County Shared Ministry
    First Congregational Church of Antioch – Community Presbyterian Church of Pittsburg
    200 E Leland Rd (between Railroad & Harbor), Pittsburg, CA 94565
    The Historic Stoneman Chapel
    www.eastcountysharedministry.org
    925.439.9361 – 925.757.4094

    Rev. Will McGarvey will lead the worship celebration, including Holy Communion, on the fifth Sunday in Lent, continuing with the theme: Roll Down, Justice! Everyone is invited to join in scripture, word, song and fellowship.

    Whoever you are and wherever you are on life’s journey, ALL are welcome here. We recognize, celebrate and give thanks for the many diverse gifts of God among us. Everyone is invited to participate in community and worship including, but not limited to, believers, seekers, agnostics, women and men, those of all sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions, those of all races and cultures, those of all classes and abilities, those who hope for a better world and those who have lost hope.

    Location: 200 E Leland Rd (btwn Railroad & Harbor) Pittsburg

    Contact: Event Planner cpcpittsburg@sbcglobal.net
    URL: http://www.eastcountysharedministry.org

    Performing Arts Connection Showcase

    March 29th, 2017

    Performing Arts Connection Showcase

    Start Date: Friday 3/31/2017 — End Date: Friday 3/31/2017
    Admission:free

    You are invited to a Community Showcase of new works created by Bay Area teens participating in the Performing Arts Connection: Spring Break for Teens! Teens have been working with local artists and specialists from San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet, A.C.T., Youth Speaks and Citizen Film in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco Don Fisher Clubhouse and will share original works of art, including: music, dance, theatre, spoken word and digital media storytelling.

    March 31st 6-7pm
    reception including light refreshments will follow.

    Bryan Education Center
    Wilsey Center for Opera
    Veterans Building

    Location: 401 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco

    Contact: Alyssa Stone astone@sfopera.com
    URL: http://www.sfopera.com/pac

    Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir

    March 29th, 2017

    Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir

    Start Date: Sunday 5/28/2017 — End Date: Sunday 5/28/2017
    Admission:: $20 in advance/$25 day of show/$12 children

    Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir
    Terrance Kelly, Artistic Director

    “There’s no reason to be quiet about joy, especially when it is sung by the angels. …The way the choir members moved body and soul with welcoming hands opened wide, real inner smiles and bright, gloriously gifted voices gliding through texture and dynamics like sonorous lilies in a pond. That, ladies and gentlemen, spread the good time like butter on a biscuit.”
    –Jean Bartlett, Pacifica Tribune

    Under the direction of Emmy winner Terrance Kelly, the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir brings together singers and instrumentalists who embody a community of diverse races, cultures and faiths. They share an uncontainable passion for music with a mission to inspire joy and unity among all people through black gospel and spiritual music. Doors open early at 1 pm for guests to enjoy waffle sandwiches prepared by the food truck Stuff My Waffle, available for separate purchase.

    Founded in 1986, the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir was born out of a gospel music workshop at Living Jazz’s Jazz Camp West. It became an independent nonprofit organization in 1991. Since then, the award-winning choir’s exquisite harmonies and stirring gospel repertoire have led to performances with a variety of esteemed groups, such as Joshua Nelson, the Prince of Kosher Gospel; the Five Blind Boys of Alabama; and the Duke Ellington Orchestra. The choir also appears on Grammy-winning albums by Linda Rondstadt, MC Hammer, Tramaine Hawkins, and others.

    Awards
    Dr. Edwin Hawkins Excellence Award, Edwin Hawkins Music & Arts Conference, 2013
    “Best Church Music,” East Bay Express, 2009
    “Best Gospel Choir,” East Bay Express, 2006

    Videos
    The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, featuring Valeria Scott, sing ‘Glory, Honor’
    The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, featuring Daniel Strauss, sing ‘Wade in the Water’

    Find videos at and embed on our ticket page:
    http://www.oigc.org/video/

    Location: 2513 Blanding Avenue Alameda

    Contact: Rhythmix Cultural Works media@rhythmix.org
    URL: https://rhythmix.secure.force.com/ticket#details_a0S41000001al1JEAQ

    Hawaiian Super-Group: HAPA

    March 28th, 2017

    Hawaiian Super-Group: HAPA

    Start Date: Saturday 5/20/2017 — End Date: Saturday 5/20/2017
    Admission:From $32 | VIP Reserved Tables and GA choices

    The Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts at the Osher Marin JCC celebrates 25 years of presenting with one of their favorites Summer Nights bands, Maui’s Super Group: HAPA.

    This indoor concert celebrates a quarter of a century of community building through the arts, and offers the opportunity to experience a HAPA performance in the intimate, yet grand Hoytt Theater.

    The event will offer Hawaiian cuisine and cocktails for sale and utilize the full first floor and courtyard of the center as well as the theater. The stars of the night will be the most recognized name in Hawaiian music: HAPA. Their hypnotic, liquid guitar runs, woven around clear, tenor Hawaiian vocals and immaculate harmonies driven by poetic lyrics, exult the rapture of the Hawaiian landscape, history and mythology.

    The evening will include welcoming ukulels, leis and beautiful traditional Hula dance performance from Halau Hula Na Pua O Ka Laakea .

    A trip to the islands without leaving the mainland, audience is encouraged to wear their island attire and come enjoy Hawaii’s hottest group!

    Location: 200 N San Pedro Rd. San Rafael

    Contact: Linda Bolt lbolt@marinjcc.org
    URL: www.marinjcc.org/arts

    Blame Sally

    March 28th, 2017

    Blame Sally

    Start Date: Saturday 5/13/2017 — End Date: Saturday 5/13/2017
    Admission:VIP Reserved Tables: $40 advance only | GA: $30 ad

    Blame Sally creates an eclectic and undeniably original brand of folk pop that plays on the “indie edges of Americana”.

    Bringing together four unique voices and musical backgrounds, Blame Sally has forged a cohesive sound that is instantly recognizable and compelling. With their decade plus of live performances and recordings, Blame Sally has established a legacy of song combining country, folk, rock, Celtic and strains of classical music, which has brought originality together with a roots sensibility and pop accessibility.”

    This local folk-rock quartet with an attitude, combines acoustic textures with Americana harmonies and an independent spirit. They’ve shared stages with like-minded artists like Los Lobos, Ani DiFranco, Richard Thompson, Roseanne Cash, Joan Beaz and Greg Brown.

    Location: 200 North San Pedro Road San Rafael

    Contact: Linda Bolt lbolt@marinjcc.org
    URL: marinjcc.org/arts

    Mario Ayala: Pen Pal

    March 28th, 2017

    Mario Ayala: Pen Pal

    Start Date: Saturday 4/15/2017 — End Date: Saturday 5/13/2017
    Admission:Free

    Mario Ayala: Pen Pal. Reception: Saturday, April 15, 6-9 pm.

    As part of a new series of exhibitions and installations in Suite 201 of the main Minnesota Street Project building, Ever Gold [Projects] presents Pen Pal, an exhibition of new work by Los Angeles based Mario Ayala. Pen Pal shadows (and in doing so, illuminates) the troubled tyranny inherent to the political and social constructs of the prison-industrial system. This history is probed through an examination of experiences of institutionalization and common representations of these experiences, and also of the intimate and tenuous relationship between institutionalized and “free” populations. Using images and language colloquially specific to the penitentiary, Ayala illustrates the shared isolated sentiment of those subjugated within it, recasting these motifs to visually depict the sorrow and repression familiar to those incarcerated—and to bring them into discourse with his own solitary studio practice. 

    Ayala incorporates a lexicon of these ominous symbols, fashioning histories and narratives. These symbols, often drawn from familiar judicial and Catholic imagery, are employed to magnify imprisonment’s emotional dramas. In Mr. Lonely, a figure is depicted grinning while entrapped, standing behind prison bars. He looks from within his cell towards the emotional and physical spaces that are kept from him, daydreaming about a loved one. Nearby, a flower begins to bloom. An hourglass is depicted in Reflection Eternal, measuring the passage of time: time between birth and death, or perhaps between detention and release, weaving a layer of metaphor into the common person’s temporal understanding of those incarcerated.

    Pen Pal will also provide a station for visitors to participate in written correspondence with members of the prison population, in an attempt to develop new lines of communication and understanding between the community at large and individuals who are normally silenced and isolated as a result of their incarceration. Through artistic expression and community activation, Pen Pal offers a melancholic glimpse into the dispositions of solitude and sorrow, using the exposition of prison-specific imagery and the invitation to social action to both depict the conditions of imprisonment and to engage with those who are imprisoned.

    Bio: Mario Ayala was born in 1991 in Los Angeles, California. Now based in Los Angeles, Ayala graduated from The San Francisco Art Institute in 2014 where he received the Yale Norfolk fellowship in 2012. He was a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2014. Ayala recently had his first solo show, Seasoned And Embarrassed Like A Wet Dog at SADE, Los Angeles. Selected group exhibitions include Welcome To The Left Coast at The Luggage Store Gallery; Summer Group Show at Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco; The House Of Special Purpose at 99¢ Plus Gallery, Brooklyn; Something Completely Different at City Limits, Oakland; 5 Year Anniversary at Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco; Locals Only at RVSF, San Francisco; and Give + Take at Adobe Books, San Francisco.

    Location: 1275 Minnesota Street, Suite 201 San Francisco

    Contact: Andrew McClintock info@evergoldprojects.com
    URL: http://evergoldprojects.com/ever-gold-projects/projects/

    Italian Street Painting Marin’s Summer of Love:

    March 28th, 2017

    Italian Street Painting Marin’s Summer of Love: An Art and Music Experience

    Start Date: Saturday 6/24/2017 — End Date: Sunday 6/25/2017
    Admission:Children ages 12 and under: FREE! Adult 1-Day Tick

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the summer that changed the world, 1967! Italian Street Painting Marin is excited to celebrate this far-out occasion through the captivating art of street painting and music June 24-25 with Summer of Love: An Art & Music Experience!

    Event Hours:
    Saturday, June 24, 2017: 10:00am to 8:00pm
    Sunday, June 25, 2017: 10:00am to 6:00pm

    Admission Details:
    Tickets Available At: http://ispm.brownpapertickets.com/
    Children ages 12 and under: FREE!
    Adult 1-Day Ticket: $10.00
    Adult 2-Day Ticket: $15.00
    Flower Children’s Avenue & Adult Admission: $15.00 – Purchase one Flower Children’s Avenue Square and receive 50% off one Adult, 1-Day Ticket

    The Art

    Over 100 renowned Madonnari (street painters) from the United States, Canada and Mexico will come together over art – transforming the streets into an awe-inspiring quilt of talent, color, and local history.

    Journeying back to the era of peace and love, much of this year’s artwork will pay homage to the Summer of Love theme and focus on the cultural revolution that started in the San Francisco Bay Area, changing art, music, and the direction of the country forever.

    Lending even more of a psychedelic-flair to the event, attendees will have the chance to meet legendary artist Stanley Mouse and view an exhibition of his iconic Rock and Roll posters.

    The inspiring artwork created by the winners of EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases’ Rare Artist contest will be on display in the Rare Artist Gallery.

    The Music

    The songs from the summer of 1967 are some of the most iconic and influential in the history of music, and you can hear them live at Italian Street Painting Marin’s event! To get attendees groovin’ top musical hits from the era will be performed Saturday and Sunday on the main stage from very talented musicians from across the state. Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes!

    Line-Up currently includes:

    SATURDAY
    The Sugarloafers - 10:45am - 11:45am
    Moonlight Rodeo – Noon to 1:00pm
    Otilia Donaire – 1:15pm to 2:45pm
    San Francisco Airship – 3:00pm to 4:00pm
    Aquarius – 5:30pm to 6:30pm & 7:00pm to 8:00pm

    SUNDAY
    Shakey Zimmerman – 11:00am to 1:00pm
    Ruckatan Latin Tribe – 1:15pm to 3:15pm
    Aquarius – 3:30pm to 4:30pm & 5:00pm to 6:00pm

    The final music performance schedule is subject to change.

    Bring the Kids!

    The youngest of art fans, aged 2-12 will enjoy “Flower” Children’s Avenue where they can design their own 2’ x 2’ street painting, and receive a box of chalk pastels to take home. (Fee $10.)

    All of those young at heart will enjoy beloved beagle, Snoopy, who will be onsite to mingle, hand out ISPM love beads and take photos. Receive a special bookmark to share your special Summer of Love: An Art and Music Experience memories on social media!

    Location: 5th and A San Rafael

    Contact: Italian Street Painting Marin info@italianstreetpaintingmarin.org
    URL: http://www.italianstreetpaintingmarin.org/index.php/events/events

    Lady in Red Singles Dance, with optional Speed D

    March 27th, 2017

    Lady in Red Singles Dance, with optional Speed Dating

    Start Date: Saturday 4/22/2017 — End Date: Saturday 4/22/2017
    Admission:15-30

    Bay Area bachelors are invited to meet that very special Lady in Red at this fun party! Adults of all ages welcome. Dressy attire requested. Saturday, April 22, 2017.

    7-8:30pm - OPTIONAL SPEED DATING. Meet new friends, 5 minutes at a time, before the dancing begins! Choose ONE of three age groups: 20s & 30s, 40s & 50s, or 55+.

    8:30pm – Midnight – DANCE to your favorite hits.

    LOCATION: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 835 Airport Blvd, corner of Anza Blvd., Burlingame CA 94010. From Hwy 101 headed north take Anza exit. From Hwy 101 headed south take Broadway exit; go across fwy; right on Old Bayshore; L on Airport Blvd. Free parking in parking lot in back of hotel, up the hill, last driveway on Anza Blvd before going onto Hwy 101. The parking lot arm will be up when you leave the party, so you don’t have to pay for parking!

    COST: $15/advance (by April 21) or $20/door for Dance Party only, 8:30pm-12. $25/advance (by April 21) or $30/door for BOTH Speed Dating (if space permits in your age group) and Dance Party. We have lots of space at the door for the Dance Party, but recommend prepaying for the Speed Dating, as sections often sell out early.

    BONUS: In honor of National Jelly Bean Day, April 22, free jelly beans tonight!

    CO-SPONSORED by The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization; Your Asian Connection; and by several singles meetups.

    DISCOUNTS & more parties at www.thepartyhotline.com.

    Location: 835 Airport Blvd Burlingame CA

    Contact: Rich Gosse rich@richgosse.com
    URL: http://www.thepartyhotline.com